Office of Education Abroad Update, July 29, 2015: Issue 73

July 29, 2015: Issue 73

Congrats to our Scholarship Recipients!


Several CWRU students will be taking advantage of various competitive scholarships in the 2015-16 academic year.  Overall, CWRU students have been awarded scholarships ranging from $1000 to over $15,000 to assist them as they study abroad in the coming year. We celebrate their successes.


Generation Study Abroad Study in Ireland

Katherine Krawiec—National University of Ireland

Caitlin Gaffney—University College Dublin


The Irish government is sponsoring a scholarship program for students studying abroad in Ireland in the 2015-16 academic year and CWRU is one of 10 U.S. institutions to receive this funding. Each scholarship recipient will receive $2500 to help with study abroad costs. The next round of applications for Spring 2016 scholarships are due on October 15th.


Seagraves Scholarship

Sierra Blanton—University of Manchester

Martin Bolger—University of Sheffield


These scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who plan to study abroad. This year’s recipients are both studying in the UK for the entire 2015-16 academic year.


Eva L. Pancoast Memorial Fund

Katherine Dixon

Laura Hurst

Gabrielle Kelly

Lisa Liang

Jessica Lin

Yulei Wang


The Eva L. Pancoast Memorial Fund was established in 1985 to assist female graduates of The College of Arts and Sciences and/or female students in The School of Graduate Studies with extending their education by foreign study or foreign travel.


Rosenthal Endowment

Jonathan Sender—Hebrew University


This endowment provides funding to students with a major/minor in the College of Arts and Sciences to study abroad at Hebrew University.


Chinese Government Scholarship

Koby Picker—Peking University

Amelia Iglesias—Sichuan University


The Chinese Government Scholarship fully funds students studying abroad for a year in China.


David L. Boren

Anna Sklenar--Kazakhstan


David L. Boren Scholarships are awarded to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students for the purpose of acquiring language skills and experience in countries that are deemed critical to the future security and stability of the United States. Anna Sklenar is one of 171 national award recipients this year; Anna will receive funding to study Russian in Kazakhstan in exchange for one year of employment with the U.S. government.


Best of luck to all of our scholarship recipients!

The Office of Education Abroad has information about these exciting scholarships in addition to others. Please contact for information about finding the right scholarship for you.

Announcements and Events

Scholarships Available to Study in Ireland!
Interested in exploring a semester study abroad program in Ireland in spring 2016? These scholarships are for you! The second round of applications are due October 15. 
Contact the study abroad office to receive the scholarship application packet today to learn more.

Spring 2016 Semester Programs
CWRU has many spring semester study abroad options around the world. Visit our
website to see all spring semester study abroad options. The deadline for Spring 2016 is September 15, so make an appointment today!

Study Abroad During Winter Break
Interested in a short study abroad opportunity this winter? Explore our winter study abroad options. These CWRU courses are offered in the fall with an abroad experience during the break between semesters. For information about these opportunities, contact a study abroad advisor.  See all Winter Break Programs here.

Tour Cleveland on Lolly the Trolly
Saturday, August 22nd from 10:30 – 2pm: Tour Cleveland on Lolly the Trolly with International and Study Abroad Students. Explore downtown, Playhouse Square, the West Side Market, the Rock Hall, and more! For more details and to sign up click here.

Featured Programs

Study Abroad in Costa Rica over Winter Break!

In this multidisciplinary course, students will investigate health care delivery and environmental engineering challenges in Costa Rica while participating in community service experiences. Students will study the affects, costs, barriers, ethics, and implementation of public health interventions such as vaccination and water quality engineering.

Students will gain firsthand experience of Costa Rican health care through field experiences at national hospitals, a peripheral treatment clinic in a smaller town, and observation of the work of an integrated basic health care team in a native reserve. In addition, students will participate in a water/wastewater project for two communities. Students will collect water quality data and help build a water treatment system to help prevent the spread of water-borne diseases.

Costa Rica has one of the most comprehensive health care and environmental management systems in the Western hemisphere. Despite a per capita GDP of only $10,000 per person, their citizens enjoy a longer life expectancy than those in the United States. Costa Rica is also a leader in the preservation of rain forests and the development of drinking water infrastructure. However, Costa Ricans do not have access to sanitation services.

Instructors for the course are Suzanne Rivera, Ph.D., M.S.W. (V.P. for Research and Dept. of Bioethics faculty member), Michael Householder, Ph.D. (SAGES) & Kurt Rhoads Ph.D., P.E. (Dept. of Civil Engineering). This course is open to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students from any discipline. Prior to the program, students attend six hours of lectures at Case Western Reserve University. Following the program, students meet with instructors for an additional two hours, and will be expected to complete an original research essay.

Michelle Champior for more information on this course. To learn about all winter break options, contact the Office of Education Abroad at or visit our website at

In this issue:
  • Congrats to our Scholarship Recipients!
  • Announcements and Events
  • Application Deadlines
  • Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor
  • Featured Program
July 29, 2015

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Application Deadlines

Winter Break Deadline: September 1

Spring Semester 2016 Deadline: September 15

Round 2 Irish Scholarship Deadline: October 15
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